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habituate - accustom or familiarize; addict
miniature - small model; small painting; ADJ: small
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
grouse - complain; fuss; grumble; grouch; N: plump chickenlike game bird
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
innocuous - harmless
jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy